The Lawns

The Lawns

The Lawns is situated in a large parkland area on the outskirts of the village of Cottingham, approximately three and a half miles from the main University campus.

The Lawns has seven halls of residence along with a multi functional centre allowing us to accommodate all of your residential and conference needs on one site.

The Lawns Centre is split between two floors offering a dining room and licensed bar on the first floor, with conference and meeting rooms on the ground floor. The largest meeting room in the central complex can comfortably seat up to 300 delegates with a choice of syndicate rooms seating from 6 to 60. The concourse offers 6,000 sq ft of exhibition space and the site provides free parking for in excess of 300 vehicles. The vast area adjacent to the Lawns Centre and halls of residence lends itself to outdoor exhibitions and various other activities.

Six of the Lawns halls offer accommodation for up to 779 guests with a mix of ensuite and standard bedrooms. All standard bedrooms have a wash hand basin and access to shared bathroom facilities with a maximum ratio of 1 bathroom to every 4 residents. The majority of accommodation is split over three levels, arranged in groups of seven rooms to a landing, sharing a large kitchen/dining room.

Ferens Hall offers a more traditional setting accommodating up to 191 residents. All rooms are single occupancy with shared bathroom facilities and access to small kitchens that are suitable for preparing snacks and refreshments.

The Lawns is justifiably proud of its reputation for the highest standards of service and for the quality and variety of its catering. We can offer you a range of options from our hospitality brochure or design a bespoke menu for your event.

All meeting rooms are available throughout the year; however the Lawns residential accommodation is only available during the student vacation periods. These dates change annually so it is advisable to contact the Events Office for confirmation of availability.

Maximum room capacities for meetings/conferences at the Lawns Centre
Ground The Hive 220  144 N/A
Ground Meeting Room 1 25 18 15
Ground Meeting Room 2 40 40 20
Ground Meeting Room 3 40 40 20
Ground Meeting Room 4 50 48 26

Meeting Room 5

(Tiered Lecture Theatre)



First The Gillespie Room 30 32 32

*Tables of 6 or 8

Contact us:

Conference & Event Services 
University of Hull 
Canham Turner 
Cottingham Road 
HU6 7RX 

+44 (0)1482 465341

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